Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University.
The department carries out research and teaching within all important fields of politics and public administration, and the researchers collaborate closely with Danish as well as international peers. The department prioritises disseminating research results to the political-administrative system and to the general public.


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Associate Professor Per Mouritsen Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto.

2019.10.11 | Awards

Associate Professor Per Mouritsen honoured for this year's original idea

Independent Research Fund Denmark presents the award for the original research idea of the year to Associate Professor Per Mouritsen from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS. The award was presented on 10 October 2019 by the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Anne…

2019.09.17 | Research news

Democratic dialogue may limit polarisation

Citizens may counteract polarisation and be the guarantors of sound political decisions. This is the main message in an article by Professor Rune Slothuus and a number of his international research colleagues in the journal Science.

2019.09.03 | Research news

Voluntary national tests may affect weak students

Academically, primary and secondary school students of low socioeconomic status benefit significantly from national tests. However, schools with the most disadvantaged students are also most likely to opt out of the tests.

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[Translate to English:] Oxford University Press

2019.08.05 | New Books

The Reshaping of West European Party Politics

In his new book, Professor Christoffer Green-Pedersen presents a new model of issue competition among political parties based on a new coding of party manifestos.

2019.07.01 | New Books

US Foreign Policy Towards Russia in the Post-Cold War Era

Mind-sets from the Cold War have continued to influence US foreign policy with detrimental consequences for US–Russia relations, argues David Parker in his new book. He concludes by demonstrating how tension and mistrust have continued to grow during the Trump administration and considers the…

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